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01/12/1948 — 02/04/2020
From West Richland WA | Born in Walla Walla WA
Celebration of Life
Debbie went home with Jesus February 4, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.
Debbie was born on January 12, 1948 in Walla Walla, WA to Ellery and Marita Duncan. Debbie graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1966. She married her best friend, Jerry Maiuri, September 10, 1966 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Walla Walla, WA. The city of Walla Walla always remained a very special place in her heart; especially the “Green Parkers”. In 1973 Jerry and Debbie relocated to Richland, WA where they raised their 2 children, Jennifer Ann and Steven William. When the kids were young Debbie was very active in volunteering her time with Mid-Columbia Ballet where her daughter Jennifer danced. She was also very active in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Spaulding Elementary school where both her children attended. Debbie also worked as a Pharmacy Technician and Bookkeeper at Osco Pharmacy and Prescription Pharmacy before retiring to spend time with her grandchildren. Truly, her life’s work was her children and grandchildren.
Debbie is best known for her amazing cooking and baking. She enjoyed making various family recipes and numerous holiday cookies, pies, and cakes. Pecan pie was her favorite.
Debbie enjoyed spending time with her beloved grandkids and was overjoyed about each one of them. Through the years she stayed very busy attending all of their sporting events and dance competitions. She was their number one fan!
The beach was among one of Debbie’s favorite places to be. She loved spending time at the beach with her family, friends, and attending Duncan Cousin Reunions.
Debbie is survived by her husband Jerry, her son Steven, and daughter-in-law Natalie of Richland, WA. She is also survived by her brother Brian Duncan (Connie) of El Cajon, CA and her grandkids Zakary Davis, Jakob Davis of West Richland, WA and Sophia Grace Maiuri of Richland, WA. Her honoree grandkids, Matthew Chalaris, Michael Chalaris, Adam Davis and multiple nephews, nieces, aunts, and cousins.
Debbie is preceded in death by her parents, Ellery & Marita Duncan, her daughter Jennifer, and granddaughter Grace Elizabeth Maiuri.
Catholic Mass and funeral service will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1111 Stevens Drive, Richland at 11am, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. A gathering of friends and family will follow in the church gathering space after the service. There will be a private family ceremony at Sunset Memorial Gardens immediately following the gathering.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any remembrances be sent to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice Care, 1480 Fowler Street, Richland, WA 99352.
Jerry and family,
So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person. She did some truly wonderful things for my family and I. Like so many others, I will always remember her and her wonderful spirit. Loved her laugh! Thanks so much for the very well written memorial above.
Love to all,
I’m so sorry for your loss. So often people go through life never getting the chance to meet their hero. Debbie was fortunate. She married hers.
Remember the happiness she brought to your life and she’ll always live in your heart.
Jerry and Family,
I am saddened to learn of the passing of Debbie, you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Jerry and family, we were saddened to read of Debbie’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and brightened our days when we had the opportunity to be in her presence. May you find peace through your faith in God as you move forward in live without her physical presence.
So much sadness with your passing lovely lady. Our longtime friendship since HS had been very endearing. Our paths crossed long ago and continued weaving throughout the years. I know how much your family loved you. You are in my Heart always with sweet memories. God has a most special place reserved just for You. With Love, Barbara Brush Gallon (Steve Allessio) ❤️🙏
Dear Jerry and family,
There are some people that enter this life meant to cast a beautiful presence in this world…Debbie was one of those souls. Debbie shined the brightest- whenever around you – her dear family and those enough lucky to be her friends. Debbie was my friend. Debbie and I had a special bond, a bond I hold dear …always will . My heart felt condoleances for the loss to you all. Jerry and family… I think the world of you , I am so sorry for your pain and loss. Prayers and Hugs your way,
Jerry, want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Donna and my hearts go out to you. Your family has been very good friends through the years and it has been great being your friend. Please let me know if you need anything.
Jerry and family,
Words do not express how sad we are for your loss.
Debbie and I wrote many times to each other on messenger about cooking, politics, and fun times growing up in Walla Walla. She was a bright star in all who knew her, I will miss her very much. Steve and I our praying for all you, you will be in our thoughts always. Peace Be with you,
Steve and Phyllis Ayres